Wildlife Sightings

Latest version published by Wildlife Sightings on Nov 23, 2015 Wildlife Sightings

Wildlife sightings data from http://www.WildlifeSightings.net . Nature enthusiasts, educators and non-profit organizations contribute wildlife sightings to a public citizen science database. Educators and non-profit groups use free online tools to manage their own local wildlife surveys and citizen science projects.

Data Records

The data in this occurrence resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 3,279 records.

This IPT archives the data and thus serves as the data repository. The data and resource metadata are available for download in the downloads section. The versions table lists other versions of the resource that have been made publicly available and allows tracking changes made to the resource over time.


Download the latest version of this resource data as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A) or the resource metadata as EML or RTF:

Data as a DwC-A file download 3,279 records in English (255 KB) - Update frequency: unknown
Metadata as an EML file download in English (6 KB)
Metadata as an RTF file download in English (7 KB)


The table below shows only published versions of the resource that are publicly accessible.

How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Wildlife Sightings - (http://www.wildlifesightings.net)


Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is Wildlife Sightings. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: b70121ef-b7ea-4316-a05b-abdf30f5ca09.  Wildlife Sightings publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Canada Biodiversity Information Facility.


Wildlife Sightings; classroom; Canada; Nova Scotia; citizen science; observations; conservation; education; SAS; cloud storage; online tools; Occurrence

External data

The resource data is also available in other formats

GBIF data portalhttp://www.gbif.org/dataset/b70121ef-b7ea-4316-a05b-abdf30f5ca09 UTF-8 HTML


Who created the resource:

Paul Lindgreen

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Paul Lindgreen

Who filled in the metadata:

Paul Lindgreen

Who else was associated with the resource:

Wildlife Sightings
Wildlife Sightings CA

Geographic Coverage

Global coverage. Currently 10 countries with sightings, the majority of observations are from Canada.

Bounding Coordinates South West [-90, -180], North East [90, 180]

Taxonomic Coverage

All life. Current sightings are largely birds, insects and plants.

Kingdom  Animalia (Animals),  Plantae (Plants)

Temporal Coverage

Formation Period 2009-present

Sampling Methods

Direct observation, sometimes accompanied by a photograph.

Study Extent All locations, all the time

Method step description:

  1. n/a

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers b70121ef-b7ea-4316-a05b-abdf30f5ca09